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GIS Day Proclamation

I wanted to pass along the text of the Proclamation as adopted by the LA County Board of Supervisors …

We will be showcasing the scroll tomorrow at GIS Day …

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“WHEREAS, the management, use, and exchange of geographic information is essential for effective decision making; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies are a powerful tool for supporting emergency services, homeland security, economic development, environmental protection, crime mapping, healthcare, long-range planning, and much more; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to promote GIS awareness, education, and technical training among various groups to appropriately and effectively utilize this rapidly developing technology; and

WHEREAS, the Los Angeles County Enterprise GIS Steering Committee coordinates efforts to eliminate duplication, reduce costs, develop standards, and to facilitate the sharing and interchange of GIS data, methods, and knowledge; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles hereby Proclaims Wednesday, November 16, 2011 as “GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DAY” helping students, citizens, and government leaders achieve greater awareness of the benefits of GIS.”

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